Tops - it took less than 15 minutes to create.
And its really, really pretty. The 3 golden butterflies are
help make the piece. There are some blogs
that show Biscornu's they have made from just
fabric. So I thought this would be a great piece
for this project.This little beauty started
life as a 10 inch pillow. Sorry, I forgot to take a photo
of the pillow. The back fabric was the same
as the front fabric. I liked that it matched so nicely.
To see what I am talking about - start with the photos
at the end of this post & work up to this text. I opened up
the pillow & took out the stuffing. Next, I cut off excess to
even it up. See I even showed you some of the scraps. I cut
it to 7.5 inches equal width & length - in other words square it up.
For those that have never stitched up a Biscornu - back
& front have to be the same size. Try to make sure your
pattern on the front is centered. Machine stitch it together,
be sure to leave an opening. There was a large opening on this
biscornu - so stuffing it was a breeze. I reused the original
stuffing that was in the pillow. Stuff it tightly. Slip stitch
it closed. Add your buttons and - its done! For
buttons I used ladybugs. They seemed kind of fitting for a garden.
This biscornu is a little over 7 inches across & about 3 inches thick.
Even though the photos make the biscornu look small - I
can assure you it is large! I dont really mind that it is big
because I love biscornu's. Now I have a one of a kind piece.
Start looking at your ribbon embroidery for other uses. Take
those little wallhangings or pillows & put them to good use.
Remake, remix & reuse them into something functional.
Anyone could use a pincushion - no matter what size it is.
lots of laughs!